Two men who stabbed a drug dealer to death and then tried to bundle him into a car boot have been jailed for a total of 29 years.
Jermaine Reid and Ange Desie Akapea were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday last week to 15 and 14 years in prison respectively for the manslaughter of 23-year-old Darryl McClymont.
They received another five-and-a-half-year jail sentence, which will run concurrently, for conspiracy to commit false imprisonment, for which a third man, Richard Reis-Relvas, was jailed for four years and three months.
Mr McClymont was stabbed through the heart outside the block of flats where he lived, in White Lodge Close, Isleworth, on December 30, 2012, after being ambushed by Reid and Akapea. The court heard how the gang, who had bugged his car, then tried to bundle Mr McClymont’s body into the boot of their vehicle, but left him on the ground after being disturbed.
Reid and Akapea, both 22 and from Peckham, 24-year-old Reis-Relvas, of Kennington, and a fourth man, Mohamed Aradour, 24, also of Kennington, had all denied murder and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment. All four were cleared of murder.
Aradour was convicted of false imprisonment and is awaiting retrial on an alternative manslaughter charge after the jury failed to reach a verdict.